A remarkable new photograph is reputed to be the most detailed ever created.
The incredible 46 terabytes image (that’s 46,000 gigabytes) depicts Western Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc, which has the ski towns of Chamonix below it on the French side, and Courmayeur over the border on the Italian side (where it is Monte Bianco).
The image was created over several months with a team of photographers working to create the picture at the highest resolution yet achieved – a resolution of 365 gigapixels (365,000 megapixels!).
Working in often difficult conditions, 3,500 metres up, more than 70,000 individual shots were required to create the massive image.
“How to celebrate Her Majesty the Mont Blanc? We just wished to represent it as it shows to our eyes : major beauty, astonishing magnitude, pure elation,” said one of the photographers, adding, “We were brave, crazy and ambitious enough to think about a gigapanoramic picture, to seize every single detail of the mountain.”
If it could be printed out at normal print quality resolution of 300dpi (much higher than internet resolution) a piece of paper the size of a football pitch would be required to print it all out.
The stunning visual image is available as an interactive experience via the in2white.com web page – needless to say it’s best viewed on the largest possible screen you have access to!
The team behind the project also made a video of the picture’s creation: